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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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Councilman Dennis Malak steps up for Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, who was absent at the City Council meeting on Mar. 1 at City Hall. Malak is addressing the public to see if there is any audience presentation. At the meeting the Council stopped declaring a local state of emergency because of the state-wide lift on mask requirements.

City Council approves of 189,468 ozone generator rebuild

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 8, 2022

The Charleston City Council voted 4-0 in favor of the $189,468 ozone generator rebuild at the water treatment plant during Tuesday night’s meeting. The old generator has served the plant for more...

Charleston City Mayor Brandon Combs introduces an ordinance for the Tax Increment Financing during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

City Council approves $1 million for Sister City Phase II project

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 19, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved two resolutions obligating $1,075,000 in the Rebuild Illinois Funds to Sister City for construction and repair fees on Tuesday night at City Hall.   $255,000 were...

Charleston City Councilman Jeff Lahr moves the city ordinance approving the proposal of the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Hospice House to vote during the City Council meeting Tuesday evening. The house will come with eight suites, each with private bedrooms, a kitchen, a library and several family areas totalling at 14,000 square feet. The Council approved of the ordinance 4-0.

City Council approves of SBLHC hospice house, expansions

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 5, 2022

The Charleston City Council voted 4-0 in favor of the ordinance for the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Hospice House on Tuesday night.  This property is located within the Charleston zoning jurisdiction...

Charleston City Mayor Brandon Combs talks to City Manager Scott Smith before the start of the Tuesday City Council meeting.

City Council waivers bid process for $34K police truck

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 15, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved wavering bid procedures to facilitate a new $34,921 police truck through a single-source vendor rather than the comparable state bid price at Tuesday’s...

Councilman Dennis Malak steps up for Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, who was absent at the City Council meeting on Mar. 1 at City Hall. Malak is addressing the public to see if there is any audience presentation. At the meeting the Council stopped declaring a local state of emergency because of the state-wide lift on mask requirements.

City Council lifts local state of emergency, mask mandate

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor March 1, 2022

The Charleston City Council voted 5-0 in favor of ending the local state of emergency during the meeting Tuesday night.  In the absence of Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs, Charleston City Manager Scott...

Mayor Brandon Combs reads the resolution for the declaration of a local state of emergency at the city council meeting in City Hall on Tuesday.

City Council approves 40.5K purchase of 3 acres from Christ First Church

Justin Levesque, Campus Reporter February 15, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved a $40,520.82 purchase of three acres of land from Christ First Church on Tuesday night.  The purchase is three additional acres of land that are part of the phase...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs passesa bill to for City Council Member Dennis Malak to sign stating the approval of a resolution at Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022’s City Council meeting at City Hall.

Charleston City Council approves $79K purchase for EMS equipment

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor February 1, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved a $79,522.05 purchase of five AutoPulse Systems from Zoll Medical Corporation for Charleston’s EMS on Tuesday night.  The Zoll AutoPulse is a battery-operated...

Charleston City Council Members Tim Newell and Jeff Lahr converse at the end of the Nov. 2 City Council meeting. During the meeting, the council voted on awarding a bid to R&R Services, Inc. from Argenta, Ill., to perform landscape waste tub grinding for the city. The total cost is $45,000 and the funds for the project have already been counted for in Charleston’s FY22 budget.

City Council rejects bid for project at Sister City Park

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 18, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved an item rejecting all bids for the Sister City Phase II Maintenance Building Project. Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs said there was one bid for the project,...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, asks if anyone from the audience wants to address the Council at the City Council meeting Oct. 19, 2021.

Companies approved for $7.4M wastewater treatment

Elizabeth Wood, Multimedia Reporter October 19, 2021

The Charleston City Council approved engineering companies for the $7.4 million The Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project Tuesday night.   Mayor Brandon Combs said the project is...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, reads a resolution at the City Council meeting Oct. 5, 2021.

City Council approves $7.4M bid

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 5, 2021

Charleston’s City Council approved a $7.4 million bid for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project. The project was awarded to the lowest bidder, Williams Brothers Construction of East...

City Council to vote on $7.4 million contract on Tuesday

City Council to vote on $7.4 million contract on Tuesday

Luke Taylor and Corryn Brock October 4, 2021

Charleston’s City Council will vote on whether to approve a bid for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project.   The lowest bidder for the project was Williams Brothers Construction...

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